Decision-making Psychological Aspects
Against the Gods
The Remarkable Story of Risk
Paperback ISBN: 0471295639
The winner of the Booz Allen Business Book Award for 1997, this best-selling volume analyzes the history of risk in relation to its applications in the fields of business and finance. Reprint. 100,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo.
The Illustrated Guide to Improving Business Deals and Family Meals
Paperback ISBN: 0374536740
Dan Ariely, the New York Times bestselling author of Predictably Irrational, and illustrator Matt R. Trower present a playful graphic novel guide to better decision-making, based on the author
Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway
Paperback ISBN: 0345487427
A psychotherapist shows how to identify the fears that are inhibiting one's life, ranging from public speaking and intimacy to aging and rejection, and how to transform frustration and helplessness into power to create success in every aspect of life, in a twentieth anniversary edition of the best-selling guide. Reissue. 50,000 first printing.
The Power of Agency
The 7 Principles to Conquer Obstacles, Make Effective Decisions, and Create a Life on Your Own Terms
Hardcover ISBN: 1250127572
A psychology consultant to Fortune 500 companies and a former Boston Children's Hospital pediatric psychologist draw on years of research to counsel readers on how to create a meaningful life in accordance with one's interests, values and inner motivations.
The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
Paperback ISBN: 0061353248
An upbeat cultural evaluation of the sources of illogical decisions explores the reasons why irrational thought often overcomes level-headed practices, offering insight into the structural patterns that cause people to make the same mistakes repeatedly. Original. 100,000 first printing. Former edition was a best-selling book.
The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
Hardcover ISBN: 0061854549
Explores the reasons why irrational thought often overcomes level-headed practices, explaining the structural patterns that cause people to make the same mistakes repeatedly, with new insight into the 2008 financial crisis.
Rock Breaks Scissors
A Practical Guide to Outguessing and Outwitting Almost Everybody
Paperback ISBN: 0316228052
A practical guide to outguessing everything from multiple-choice tests to the office football pool to the stock market. People are predictable even when they try not to be. William Poundstone demonstrates how to turn this fact to personal advantage in scores of everyday situations, from playing the lottery to buying a home. ROCK BREAKS SCISSORS is mind-reading for real life. Will the next tennis serve go right or left? Will the market go up or down? Most people are poor at that kind of predicting. We are hard-wired to make bum bets on "trends" and "winning streaks" that are illusions. Yet ultimately we're all in the business of anticipating the actions of others. Poundstone reveals how to overcome the errors and improve the accuracy of your own outguessing. ROCK BREAKS SCISSORS is a hands-on guide to turning life's odds in your favor.
The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing
Paperback ISBN: 0735210632
Instant New York Times Bestseller #1 Wall Street Journal Business Bestseller Instant Washington Post Bestseller "Brims with a surprising amount of insight and practical advice." --The Wall Street Journal Daniel H. Pink, the #1 bestselling author of Drive and To Sell Is Human, unlocks the scientific secrets to good timing to help you flourish at work, at school, and at home. Everyone knows that timing is everything. But we don't know much about timing itself. Our lives are a never-ending stream of "when" decisions: when to start a business, schedule a class, get serious about a person. Yet we make those decisions based on intuition and guesswork. Timing, it's often assumed, is an art. In When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, Pink shows that timing is really a science. Drawing on a rich trove of research from psychology, biology, and economics, Pink reveals how best to live, work, and succeed. How can we use the hidden patterns of the day to build the ideal schedule? Why do certain breaks dramatically improve student test scores? How can we turn a stumbling beginning into a fresh start? Why should we avoid going to the hospital in the afternoon? Why is singing in time with other people as good for you as exercise? And what is the ideal time to quit a job, switch careers, or get married? In When, Pink distills cutting-edge research and data on timing and synthesizes them into a fascinating, readable narrative packed with irresistible stories and practical takeaways that give readers compelling insights into how we can live richer, more engaged lives.